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Dr. Ben Carson leaving Johns Hopkins surgery post
The American Thinker ^ | 02/12/13 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 02/12/2013 7:17:12 AM PST by pgkdan

Be still, my heart. Dr Benjamin Carson is freeing up time and energy to pursue his passions in politics and education, retiring from surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital. Could world-renowned, up-from-the mean-streets of Detroit inspirational figure be the Man on a White Horse who could rescue America from the fiscal and social death spiral the progressives have foisted upon us?

The Wall Street Journal said it first: "Ben Carson for President".

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I don't know if I'm ready to jump on a Carson for President bandwagon on the basis of the 1 speech I've heard (isn't that how this whole obama nightmare got started?) but I sure loved what I heard. I think Dr. Carson's voice is one that needs to be and deserves to be heard!
1 posted on 02/12/2013 7:17:20 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: pgkdan

“Ben Carson for President”

Huzzah.

And the bat-eared-b*stard for prison.

Go Ben, go!

Let’s replace our quota baby president with one who actually has talent and intelligence.


2 posted on 02/12/2013 7:20:23 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

MSM redeploying resources to take him down.


3 posted on 02/12/2013 7:23:50 AM PST by Fair Paul
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To: pgkdan

I wonder if he was pressured to leave?


4 posted on 02/12/2013 7:23:59 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: pgkdan
I don't know if I'm ready to jump on a Carson for President bandwagon on the basis of the 1 speech I've heard

Yes... Herman Cain should be a lesson to us all. These days, it's not good enough to be smart, and have good ideas... you also must be a Saint, and an "every-day man", and have the communication ability of Reagan.

It's a tough gig.

Oh.... you also CAN'T be rich, or have ever treated your dog like... um... a dog!

5 posted on 02/12/2013 7:23:59 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Da Coyote

I’ve watched the Prayer Breakfast speech ceveral times on You Tube...it’s like Manna from heaven for a starving man! He was right on every point and spoke from his heart straight to my heart. We need his kind of calm and steady intelligence in our public discourse.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 7:24:29 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan

Oh, I’m sure Gloria Allred will soon be on TV featuring woman after woman who have had affairs with Dr. Carson or been abused by him or had their feelings hurt when he didn’t glance their way at some function or another. The enemy will find a way to drag his name through the dirt and his political aspirations won’t survive. Just watch. :o(


7 posted on 02/12/2013 7:25:04 AM PST by ChocChipCookie
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To: pgkdan
The Wall Street Journal said it first: "Ben Carson for President"

based on one speech?? Are you people retarded?

8 posted on 02/12/2013 7:25:39 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I don’t think so. He’s stepping away from surgery but will still teach there. I think he’s just freeing himself for a more public role.


9 posted on 02/12/2013 7:26:11 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan

We could do a lot worse than Ben Carson. In fact, we already have.


10 posted on 02/12/2013 7:29:44 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: pgkdan

While Dr. Carson’s proposals at the prayer breakfast probably need to be thought out a little more, I applaud him for speaking truth to power like that. I hope he’ll see his role as the voice of conscious asking “Why are you doing things this way and not that way” and stay out of the cesspool of electoral politics. He’s too good a man for that.


11 posted on 02/12/2013 7:29:44 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: pgkdan

I like Dr. Carson. If anything, I wish our lame ass pubbies would listen when he says to stand up to the bullies. That is what the leftists are, and our side reacts by whimpering and running away like weenies.

Nobody respects people who are too cowardly to stand up and be heard.


12 posted on 02/12/2013 7:31:53 AM PST by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: ChocChipCookie
I hear ya...I'm just praying that this good man's very public past (books, movie about him, etc.), along with his background, philanthropic activities and superb skill, will defend him against any harm the MSM may cause against him.

Why are Dims the only ones with Teflon coating, anyhow?

13 posted on 02/12/2013 7:34:41 AM PST by Jane Long
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To: dforest

Exactly. I don’t know enough about him to know if he’s presidential material or not but he has a very compelling message. We need someone unafraid to stand up and ridicule political correctness and to call out cowards.


14 posted on 02/12/2013 7:36:43 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: fatnotlazy

Much worse!


15 posted on 02/12/2013 7:37:50 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan

“Hey, where the White women at?” It’s only a matter of time.


16 posted on 02/12/2013 7:39:33 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy
The sheriff is near!
17 posted on 02/12/2013 7:43:34 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: pgkdan
Dr. Ben Carson Biography
18 posted on 02/12/2013 7:43:52 AM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Da Coyote

Would all you Freepers find out the complete set of a person policies before you even suggest someone for President. I have heard so many failures over the years on one issue suggestions. The doctor was fantastic for an Administration position but he has not proven to be a President yet.


19 posted on 02/12/2013 7:44:30 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Well it has been nearly a week and one who knows him has come forward that doesn’t have the highest respect for Dr. Carson. The man is a world class brain surgeon for heavens sake. I seriously doubt he is going to be intimidated by Gloria Allred and her ilk.


20 posted on 02/12/2013 7:49:29 AM PST by erlayman
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To: pgkdan
Just a word to some of my FReeper brothers and sisters (and you know who you are):

Can we be committed to not joining liberal rags when they come out and trash this guy? I was never so disgusted as when I witnessed members of this forum joining the likes of Politico while they savaged our GOP Presidential candidates like Cain, Bachmann and Perry. Freepers were actually joining the Politico with statements like: “Yep, Bachmann’s just not ready for prime time!”

Can we please stop letting the Left define our people? Lets try something that the Dems always do: Defend their candidates! You almost never see Democrats piling on their people. Maybe this is one time we can learn something from the Left.

21 posted on 02/12/2013 7:54:45 AM PST by Artcore
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To: ChocChipCookie

“”I’m sure Gloria Allred will soon be on TV featuring woman after woman who have had affairs with Dr. Carson””

OR that she herself had one with him. She’s back in her hole for now - let’s keep her there.


22 posted on 02/12/2013 7:56:02 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: GeronL

In an interview he had said he planned on retiring as surgeon and was going to teach some and focus on education.


23 posted on 02/12/2013 7:56:54 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: erlayman

I missed that. Who is that “one”?


24 posted on 02/12/2013 7:57:49 AM PST by deweyfrank
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To: pgkdan
I think Dr. Carson's voice is one that needs to be and deserves to be heard

No he doesn't. Like all politicians judge them by what they do not what they say today. Carson has been a loudmothed hard line gun control advocate for many years and is no friend of conservatives. Now because he suddenly makes a few conservative noises, the gullible strap on their knee pads. A few words doesn't mean he's a conservative and it especially doen't mean that he can be trusted

25 posted on 02/12/2013 7:58:21 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: pgkdan

I’m really mixed on this. I will look forward to having Dr. Carson articulating conservative values, but I saw (the results of) his work at Hopkins and hate to see that end. We all do reach a certain point where our lives take another direction and we must trust that the children who went to Hopkins will find that he’s brought up superior a generation of equally competent successors to continue his work.


26 posted on 02/12/2013 7:58:55 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: erlayman

“”Well it has been nearly a week and one who knows him has come forward that doesn’t have the highest respect for Dr. Carson””

I don’t understand.....


27 posted on 02/12/2013 7:59:46 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: fatnotlazy
We could do a lot worse than Ben Carson. In fact, we already have.

Yes, we have. And more than once.

28 posted on 02/12/2013 8:00:14 AM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: pgkdan

Maybe he and Sarah Palin could get together. She could give him some advice on how to handle all the crap that will come his way just for being a success and having a compelling message.


29 posted on 02/12/2013 8:01:33 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Artcore

Great advice. I hope people take heed.


30 posted on 02/12/2013 8:03:38 AM PST by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: ChocChipCookie

Why, (gasp) he might have at some time expected women at work to be personably responsible instead of treating them as a victim class.


31 posted on 02/12/2013 8:05:26 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Thank You Rush

It should read ‘no one’...:)


32 posted on 02/12/2013 8:07:42 AM PST by erlayman
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To: GeronL
The Wall Street Journal said it first: "Ben Carson for President" based on one speech?? Are you people retarded?

But he's black. Wouldn't that be wonderful.

33 posted on 02/12/2013 8:12:20 AM PST by ladyjane (For the first time in my life I am not proud of my country.)
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To: GeronL

Yep, even the WSJ isn’t above sensationalism in hawking for readership.

Ben Carson did give a good and long needed speech, but our side needs to think before leaping. Right now conservates are making pisspoor poker players.


34 posted on 02/12/2013 8:13:11 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: from occupied ga

“Carson has been a loudmothed hard line gun control advocate for many years and is no friend of conservatives.”

My question, also, is what is his stance on 2nd amendment rights? I have not been able to get a handle on it. Where did you get this information?


35 posted on 02/12/2013 8:30:20 AM PST by deweyfrank
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To: pgkdan

yep - Carson is fantastic.


36 posted on 02/12/2013 8:33:33 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: from occupied ga
Carson has been a loudmothed hard line gun control advocate for many years...

Do you happen to have a link for that? Thanks. Many pediatricians advocate against having guns in the home. I didn't know Dr Carson was "hard line" on this, though.

37 posted on 02/12/2013 8:34:40 AM PST by Jane Long
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To: ChocChipCookie

Something tells me that this man has been too busy achieving and helping others achieve to have time for nonsense. I think they will find him above reproach with a life story that more can relate to than that of the Indonesian/Kenyan and that scares the daylights out of the left.


38 posted on 02/12/2013 8:36:49 AM PST by Josephat
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To: from occupied ga

He’s NOT a politician!


39 posted on 02/12/2013 8:40:42 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Fair Paul

And the NAACP will tag him as an uncle tom.


40 posted on 02/12/2013 8:45:24 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: deweyfrank

He was on a program some years ago called “Hopkins 24/7” He stated his anti-gun sentiments quite clearly then.


41 posted on 02/12/2013 8:47:04 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Jane Long

No link - see post #41


42 posted on 02/12/2013 8:48:36 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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He’s NOT a politician!

LOL Of course he is. He's just expanding the scale from Hopkins business politics. Are you REALLY that naive?

43 posted on 02/12/2013 9:01:15 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: pgkdan

Some of the negatives expressed above in this thread warrant further exposition. That said, I offer this piece I penned in 2009 for general discussion.

I fear that many of our problems today stem from the fact that far too many of our legislators are LAWYERS. Further, I believe that we need more DOCTORS – and engineers, accountants, shop-keepers, small business owners, etc. in those positions – and NO LAYWERS!!
Lawyers as legislators pose a very, very serious problem for an ostensibly free people: They LOVE making laws and the more complex and incomprehensible the better. Think about it: In the private sector – to which many of them return (hopefully in HUGE NUMBERS IN 2010!!) – they, and their buds who remain behind in the private sector, earn their often obscene incomes (in addition to the obscenely generous, COLA congressional pensions and tax subsidized HEALTH CARE!) wading through that Byzantine labyrinth of rules and regulations they, themselves, constructed. It’s a process that prompted Otto von Bismarck to remark that “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.” Can I get an “AMEN?”

While there ARE exceptions (Bill Frist toward the end of his term, Phil Gingrey — who strays from time to time) my rule that physicians and engineers make better legislators than most lawyers generally holds true. I attribute that to the fact that doctors and engineers are trained in the SCIENTIFIC METHOD and rely more on FACTS and EMPIRICAL DATA for their decisions. Ron Paul (have to give the anti-Paul people something to rant about!), Larry McDonald, Paul Broun, John Linder, Tom Price are (or were) all doctors. I’m sure you can think of other examples/exceptions. The poster boy for the exceptions is “Screamin’ Howard Dean, MD.

Unfortunately, far too many of these guys are ATTORNEYS.

Our late friend and author, composer, conductor, Nashville music producer, lover of Bach, pianist and all-around Renaissance man, Tupper Saussy, who somehow dodged the family tradition of becoming one, traced the term “attorney” back to the Sanscrit word “torwa.” And what does “torwa” mean? TO TWIST! And twist they do. Unfortunately, it’s not in the wind.

While SOME of these attorney-legislators are conservatives, their law school moot court training forced them to argue BOTH SIDES OF THE SAME CASE. I rather suspect that experience allows them to rationalize voting against the Constitution when expediency and/or their political survival/favor with their party leadership dictates. It is textbook moral relativism and we all pay for their perfidy.

Let me tie that attorney-legislator problem into the current health care debate: I might have missed it but I don’t believe there was one mention of TORT REFORM from the lawyers who cobbled together that 1,000+ page monstrosity now dividing the nation.

I’ll give you three guesses as to why — and the last two don’t count!

And here’s something to think about for the primary elections to the 2010 general election: If the attorney-legislator representing your district does not pass muster at www.gradegov.com, if you can, find a NON-LAWYER for whom to vote after grilling him on the first principles near and dear to those who cherish freedom and the Constitution.

Too hard, say you?

No. SLAVERY is hard.


44 posted on 02/12/2013 9:05:45 AM PST by Dick Bachert ("Those who hammer their swords into plowshares will likely plow for those who do not." B.Franklin)
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To: Jane Long
Carson likes the limelight. Here is a link to his IMDB web page listing his appearances on TV. Note what and where. Particularly telling is his appearance on the odious racist Tavis Smiley's show. Can the leopard change it spots? Maybe. But I wouldn't trust him him around the corner with a sack of sh!t
45 posted on 02/12/2013 9:16:19 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: Vaduz

“..the NAACP will tag him as an uncle tom.”

the NAACP awarded Dr. Carson their highest honor @ 2006 or 2008, but around that same time he’d suggested the MD Chapter, NAACP invite a conservative (Allen West?) to be keynote speaker at a major NAACP event. The speaker was un-invited due to his political leanings. My memory is pretty fuzzy. It may be that Carson then dropped his NAACP membership. It was quite the controversy at the time.


46 posted on 02/12/2013 9:17:22 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: pgkdan

The Destroyer to come will speak with a sweetened tongue, but will destroy many through peace. Obozo does not posses a sweetened tongue. Might Dr. Carson?


47 posted on 02/12/2013 9:23:54 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: EDINVA

More proof that black leadership only excepts liberals.
A black on the right is one of their greatest fears because they don’t buy into the free ride program.


48 posted on 02/12/2013 9:25:04 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: from occupied ga
He's just expanding the scale from Hopkins business politics. Are you REALLY that naive?

Your argument is a reductio ad absurdum.

Your definition of politics would include nearly all human interactions making us all politicians on some level. That is NOT the widely regarded definition of a politician.

49 posted on 02/12/2013 9:29:28 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan
Your definition of politics would include nearly all human interactions making us all politicians on some level. That is NOT the widely regarded definition of a politician.

You never heard of office politics? I can assure you that political games are pretty intense in academic circles, and Hopkins is an academic institution. Anyone who would use a show about medicine to get in a few plugs for gun control is by definition a politician.

50 posted on 02/12/2013 9:37:47 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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